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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Age 35IndiaINDIA
Right Handed Batsman
When a young Virat Kohli led India to an Under-19 World Cup win in 2008, not many would have envisioned that his 18-year-old will one day become the face of Indian cricket. But he did and, in the process, emerged as the greatest ODI batter of all time. Kohli is to India today what Sachin Tendulkar was in the 1990s and the 2000s. For some, he is even greater than the Master Blaster, and who can blame them? The way Kohli transitioned Indian cricket, though his batting, fitness, captaincy and pure entertainment on the field, it's little doubt that he is the GOAT, pushing the likes of Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and the great Kapil Dev for that honour. Kohli, a two-time ICC Player of the Year and ODI player of the year four times, at one stage, had a batting average of over 50 in all three formats, and although he underwent a three-year dry spell, he broke his idol Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI centuries. Kohli became the first man to do so at the World Cup 2023, where he also surpassed Tendulkar's record tally of 673 runs by amassing 765 himself. Making the transition from a brash teenager to India's best batter of the current era, Kohli became the master of chase, as he would successfully gun down big targets almost single-handedly. The unbeaten 183 against Pakistan and the 133 not out against Sri Lanka in Australia – where his assault on Lasith Malinga has become part of cricketing folklore – the 82 not out against Australia at the 2016 World T20 and the mother of all chases – unbeaten 82 vs Pakistan at the MCG at the 2022 T20 World Cup. At the start of his career, Kohli was tried at various positions in the batting line-up establishing himself at No. 3 in ODIs and T20Is. After just 25 ODI innings, he had already amassed 9 fifty-plus scores including two centuries. Kohli has always believed in backing his confidence and with the assurance evident in his shot selection and footwork, he was rarely found wanting with his technique even on bowling-friendly surfaces abroad. Once Kohli grew in maturity, especially in the ODIs, lean patches made way for eye-ball grabbing consistency. Three years after his India debut, Kohli played his first Test against West Indies but it was his maiden century against Australia in Adelaide that proved he was here to stay. Kohli went to England in 2014 with the reputation of being India's best batter but was given a reality check as he could only muster 134 runs from 10 innings. However, Kohli roared back to form when he toured Australia, making his Test captaincy debut in the series opener. He tallied almost 700 runs in the 2014-15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy and stood tall as the rest of the Indian batters struggled. The rest, as they say, is history. Once he took over from MS Dhoni as India's full-time captain, he took Indian cricket to greater heights. He emerged as India's most successful Test captain, leading the team to 40 wins and ensuring Team India finished as the top-ranked Test side – winning the ICC Test mace – for five straight years in a row. He stepped down as India's T20I captain after the 2021 T20 World Cup, was removed as ODI skipper and gave up Test captaincy in January of 2022. Kohli went through a lean patch, going three years without an international century, but as is the case with all great players, Virat was back in style, notching up hundreds for fun and raising the bar even higher.
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Debut
India vs Sri Lanka on Aug 18, 2008
Last
India vs Australia on Nov 19, 2023
Debut
India vs West Indies on Jun 20, 2011
Last
India vs South Africa on Jan 03, 2024
Debut
India vs Zimbabwe on Jun 12, 2010
Last
India vs Afghanistan on Jan 17, 2024
Debut
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders on Apr 18, 2008
Last
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans on May 21, 2023

Virat Kohli Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
29213848725058.6793.58
Highest Runs183
Balls Faced148
On DateMar 18, 12
AgainstPakistanPAK

Virat Kohli Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
292110.25136.00132.406.16
Wickets Taken1
Runs13
On DateNov 12, 23
AgainstNetherlandsNED

Virat Kohli Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
151021
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Virat Kohli Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
1138848302949.1555.56
Highest Runs254
Balls Faced336
On DateOct 10, 19
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Virat Kohli Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
11329.10--2.88
Wickets Taken0
Runs0
On DateDec 03, 15
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Virat Kohli Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
11104
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Virat Kohli Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
117403737151.75138.15
Highest Runs122
Balls Faced61
On DateSep 08, 22
AgainstAfghanistanAFG

Virat Kohli Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
11725.2451.0038.008.05
Wickets Taken1
Runs13
On DateOct 29, 11
AgainstEnglandENG

Virat Kohli Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
5208
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Virat Kohli Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
237726350737.24130.02
Highest Runs113
Balls Faced50
On DateMay 18, 16
AgainstPunjab KingsPBKS

Virat Kohli Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
23741.5492.0062.758.79
Wickets Taken2
Runs25
On DateMay 25, 08
AgainstDeccan ChargersDCH

Virat Kohli Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
106019
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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